ACHIEVE for Nutrition for a Changing World includes enhanced, auto-graded AnalyzeMyDiet!

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Do you assign a diet analysis project as part of your nutrition course?   More than 20 years ago I had students using food composition books and product labels to examine food and nutrient intake by hand - then not so very long ago, students were able to use online databases for assessing intake while completing worksheets or written projects.  Grading these projects - sometimes for hundreds of students - required many hours of instructor and teaching associate time to check answers and provide feedback.  AnalyzeMyDiet is not only auto graded, but provides answer specific feedback if a student makes a mistake.   Instructors also have access to visual analytics and student's entries in real time.   

Nutrition for Changing World offers AnalyzeMyDiet through its online Achieve platform. Updated with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, Nutrition for a Changing World, Second Edition is available in Macmillan Learning’s breakthrough online platform, Achieve—a comprehensive set of interconnected teaching and assessment tools co-designed with instructors and students using a foundation of learning research and rigorous testing.   

Why do instructors like AnalyzeMyDiet?  It provides both a diet tracker and personalized, auto-graded diet analysis activities, freeing instructors from hand-grading diet analysis projects.  Our database of over 50,000 USDA and brand-name foods makes it easy for students to track their intake and physical activity. A comprehensive set of reports includes an all-in-one “Combination Report” with all data in one file for easy use.

New auto-graded AnalyzeMyDiet activities are now further enhanced:

  • Ability for students to make initial data table edits/corrections.
  • Ability to have students perform a numerical calculation on the auto-graded activity.
  • Answer-specific feedback on questions; now, if a student makes a mistake, they can get feedback to send them in the right direction.

And much more!   You can learn more about Achieve and see all that AnalyzeMyDiet can do for you and your students -  schedule a one-on-one demonstration here!  Scroll down to Achieve Demo for Nutrition.   

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Jamie Pope, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook entitled Nutrition for a Changing World. Now in its second edition, the text is in use in over 140 universities across the U.S. and the recipient of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award. Most recently she developed and produced an audio course for (Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well) that is also featured on platforms like Apple Books and Audible. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and post graduate work in Health Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jamie is an active member and serves on the board of the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Jamie also held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.